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TRL Cancelled? But What Will Become of the Sidewalk Throngs?

Those of you who were tweens in the late 90s may be sad to hear that MTV's TRL (or Total Request Live, if you remember the days before acronyms were the only way kids knew how to speak) is quite possibly headed for the chopping block. Perhaps it's because the video countdown show (that probably averages showing two full videos a week) is, at this point, little more than a few bright colors and cheesy games between endless commercial breaks (uh, not that we watch it every chance we get or anything).

We're pretty sure that cute Damien Fahey will find himself a new gig (or just focus on his band?) and Vanessa Minnillo's got her Lachey meal ticket, but what will become of LaLa?

Really though, it's all been downhill since Carson Daly left (which is most certainly a sentence that we never thought we'd say anything about ever).


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lorenashley lorenashley 9 years
Man this used to be THE SHOW when I was younger. Backstreet Boys, Britney--the OLD Brit. Aww this kinda saddens me.
FredPerry1 FredPerry1 9 years
Carmelo's no dummy. He's not gettin' married to that.
flutterpie flutterpie 9 years
i remember trl when it first started and it was a british guy and couple people running around a loft. they actually played the videos then too.ick now im showing my age.
tigerlily2007 tigerlily2007 9 years
Calkimmy Calkimmy 9 years
Lala has a 'meal ticket,' if anyone was worried about it. She is engaged to NBA player Carmelo Anthony.
DulceSkye DulceSkye 9 years
I miss the old MTV too. I was already in my early twenties when TRL started ( I think?) so I was never into it. But who REALLY watches videos anymore, anyway? Music videos are like so late 80's to me.
RainbowCrayon RainbowCrayon 9 years
I miss MTV. It used to be good times. **~~Everyone who's anyone has been on sesame street.~~**
yayita yayita 9 years
I used tow atch TRL way back when it started, it was pretty fun but then it turned to sh1t, I grew up and stopped watching the shizz. I hated carson so much!!! what an @ss!
flower flower 9 years
you can catch videos on youtube.. ONE DAY I WILL TELL MY NIECE AND NEPHEWS HOW BACK IN THE DAY IT WAS ABOUT THE MUSIC-the original first mtv vj's nina blackwood, martha quin,alan hunter,mark goodman and j.j. jackson ~on a sad note~a moment of silence please for J.J. bows head John "J.J." Jackson, who in the 1980s helped usher in the music video era as one of the first MTV on-air personalities died of an apparent heart attack Wednesday. He was 62. Jackson, a longtime radio station disc jockey, died while driving home from dinner in Los Angeles, friends and colleagues said. "I talked to him like two days ago. J.J. was in a great place," said Mark Goodman, a longtime friend who also worked with Jackson as a "VJ" when MTV launched in 1981. "It's incredible, so incredibly sad it happened like this." In a statement, MTV said Jackson's love of music and good humor helped set the tone for the cable music network in its formative years. "He was a big part of the channel's success and we are sure he is in the music section of heaven, with lots of his friends and heroes," the network said. "He will be greatly missed."
flower flower 9 years
if trl is canceled how will britney make her BIG comeback without the big spectacle showy video... she needs trl to project her image, without it shes good as gone.. remember the days when a musician/singer made it big just by hearing their song on the radio,without even knowing what they looked like you went out and bought that album. those were the days VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR !!! now im showing my age..runs and hides <~~
lyrical_angel lyrical_angel 9 years
I haven't watched the whole channel since they quit playing videos. It's pointless.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
I never understood this show. Good riddance.
purpleisafruit purpleisafruit 9 years
I can't agree with you about Carson, ethiopian_princess. He looks kind of scary at the moment.
ethiopian_princess ethiopian_princess 9 years
LaLa is pregnant and engaged to some NBA player. Short on the black gossip, eh? TRL was awesome with Carson in spite of the failure to play music. I'm actually upset that MTV and VH1 play no music anymore. It's always some stupid reality or game show. Did I mention that Carson is the most gorgeous man ever in spite of manorexia? “I can’t stand those articles where people spill their life story. After a while I feel like I know more about them than their best friend does — and that’s weird. It’s better when you don’t know everything.” -Scarlett Johannson
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 9 years
Eh. Never watched it, so I won't be missing it.
miss-britt miss-britt 9 years
No!!! i just became a regular on the show, i only go on to be closer to my future husband Damien. I'm sure when they write about our relationship in US weekly they will say she stalked him on TRL before they got hitched. but it's gotten bad, i haven't actually watched it since i thought Britney was a virgin.
ashleycakes ashleycakes 9 years
It's probably been since the late 90's since I've even watched MTV. Hilarious about Damien Fahey's "band". I listened to the first song until someone started singing and then I had to get the hell out of there. I like the guy sporting the white man 'fro though. :) _________________________ Oh Hayden!
GirlinMotion GirlinMotion 9 years
I haven't watched TRL in a really long time. How lame that they don't play the whole videos! Isn't that what the show is about?
katie225 katie225 9 years
i liked mtv2 when it started for the reason that all it did was play music videos, and now it's gone over to the dark side. i do like my super sweet 16, though. i just laugh my butt off!
spygirl658 spygirl658 9 years
Yes.....dreams DO come true =)
kelsen kelsen 9 years
I also haven't watched since Carson left. I can't believe they're getting rid of one of the only shows that actually features a little bit of, uh, music television...
IglooLover IglooLover 9 years
Damian's getting a little long in the tooth for TRL if you ask me. He's starting to border on looking like a child predator.
blay-z blay-z 9 years
ladylove is right. they've been engaged for two years and are supposed to get married after the baby is born. needless to say, lala will be *more* than just fine.
ladylove ladylove 9 years
Lala will be fine, Carmelo Anthony is her babydaddy.
jmason84 jmason84 9 years
can't say that i'm sad to see this show go. i'm suprised it lasted for as long as it has.
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